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DevOps for Digital Leaders

Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory

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  • Analyzes the organizational benefits, costs, freedoms, and constraints of DevOps

  • Charts the coordinated strategy that an enterprise must undertake to realize the full potential of DevOps

  • Shows how to tailor DevOps integration and automation of tools, processes, and techniques to your organization and existing best practices

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Learn to design, implement, measure, and improve DevOps programs that are tailored to your organization. This concise guide assists leaders who are accountable for the rapid development of high-quality software applications.

In DevOps for Digital Leaders, deep collective experience on both sides of the dev–ops divide informs the global thought leadership and penetrating insights of the authors, all three of whom are cross-portfolio DevOps leaders at CA Technologies. Aruna Ravichandran, Kieran Taylor, and Peter Waterhouse analyze the organizational benefits, costs, freedoms, and constraints of DevOps. They chart the coordinated strategy of organizational change, metrics, lean thinking, and investment that an enterprise must undertake to realize the full potential of DevOps and reach the sweet spot where accelerating code deployments drive increasing customer satisfaction, revenue, and profitability. 

Digital leaders are charged to bridge the dev–ops disconnect if their organizations are to survive and flourish in a business world increasingly differentiated by the degree to which dynamic application software development harmonizes with operational resilience and reliability. This short book applies the DevOps perspective to the competitive challenge, faced by every high-performance IT organization today, of integrating and automating open source, cloud, and enterprise tools, processes, and techniques across the software development life cycle from requirements to release.

What You Will Learn:

  • Remove dependencies and constraints so that parallel practices can accelerate the development of defect-free software
  • Automate continuous delivery across the software life cycle to eliminate release bottlenecks, manual labor waste, and technical debt accumulation
  • Generate virtualized production-style testing of applications through real-time behavioral analytics
  • Adopt agile practices so operations teams can support developer productivity with automated feedback, streamline infrastructure monitoring, spot and resolve operations issues before they impact production, and improve customer experience
  • Identify the DevOps metrics appropriate to your organization and integrate DevOps with your existing best practices and investment

Who This Book Is For:

IT leaders in large companies and government agencies who have any level of responsibility for the rapid development of high-quality software applications. The secondary readership is members of development and operations teams, security professionals, and service managers.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. DevOps: Conflict to Collaboration

  2. Essential DevOps Tooling

  3. Tuning and Continuous Improvement


“This manager/practitioner-oriented book is a quick, concise introduction to DevOps and offers practical insights into real-world case studies of DevOps adoption. … in addition to being a quick summary for practitioners, this book is also a succinct read for leaders who want get case-based insights on DevOps adoption and its use in modern software-intensive development organizations.” (Srini Ramaswamy, Computing Reviews, June, 2017)

Authors and Affiliations

  • CA Technologies, Cupertino, USA

    Aruna Ravichandran

  • Winchester, USA

    Kieran Taylor

  • Blackburn, Australia

    Peter Waterhouse

About the authors

Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of DevOps Product Marketing and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies. She has over 20 years of experience in building and marketing products in various markets such as IT Operations Management (APM, Infrastructure management, Service Management, Cloud Management, Analytics, Log Management, and Data Center Infrastructure Management), Continuous Delivery, Test Automation, Security and SDN. In her current role, she leads the product and solutions marketing, strategy, market segmentation, and messaging, positioning, and competitive sales enablement across all DevOps products which spans revenues over $1B. She is the key spokesperson for DevOps with analysts, press, customers and major events.   

Prior to CA Aruna worked at Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard where she led executive leadership roles in marketing and engineering.  

Aruna frequently blogs for various publications such as SYS-CON Media, Wired Insights, Tech Target, Information Week,  Cloud Tweaks to name a few. She frequently presents at various industry conferences and has presented at Gartner Symposium 2016, Gartner ITOM 2014, Gartner Data Center 2014, DevOps Summit 2014, Cloud Expo 2014, CA World 2014, 2015, and HP Discover (2008-2012). She has authored several articles and other publications.

Aruna earned her Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University. 

In 2016, Aruna was named one of Top 100 The Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal, and received the 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award  by the National Diversity Council.

Kieran Taylor is Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, responsible for thought leadership and sales enablement for APM and CA solutions that help enterprises implement DevOps methodologies. He has 20 years of high-tech product marketing experience with a focus on application performance management, cloud computing, content delivery networking, and wide area network technologies. He previously led product marketing teams at Adobe, Akamai, DataPower/IBM, and Nortel Networks. His career began as an editor of high-tech publications at McGraw Hill.

Peter Waterhouse is Senior Director of DevOps Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies. He was formerly Senior Director of Product Marketing and Australia-New Zealand Country Manager of Pre-Sales at Computer Associates. He writes and blogs extensively in such publications as Information Week, Wired Insight, Heller CIO Search, SC Magazine, Network World, and Dark Reading. He co-authored Service Management Process Maps: Your Route to IT Excellence. Waterhouse is ITIL-certified at Foundation and Master levels and holds a BS in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: DevOps for Digital Leaders

  • Book Subtitle: Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory

  • Authors: Aruna Ravichandran, Kieran Taylor, Peter Waterhouse

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: CA 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC-ND

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-1841-9Published: 11 November 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-1842-6Published: 09 November 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 173

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Software Engineering, Project Management

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